"Dr. Miranda is a Neurologically based Chiropractor who has been practicing in the Tampa Bay area since early 2013. She focuses on specifically restoring brain to body communication and body balancing, which helps the body heal from pain and dis-ease.
In addition to 4 years of undergraduate school and 3.5 years of graduate school, Dr. Miranda wanted to specialize in specifically aligning the upper cervical spine. The relay station of the nervous system so to speak. For that reason, she did an additional year of post-graduate schooling to learn more in depth about the neurology and anatomy/physiology of the upper cervical spine.
Dr. Miranda believes that freeing the upper cervical spinal cord of nerve pressure will restore normal nerve messaging, leading to better body function and efficient healing. Not only is this concept backed by science , Dr. Miranda experienced the benefits of specific upper cervical alignments & spinal balancing herself.
During her schooling she was battling some health issues of her own. Such as, headaches, heart palpitations, back pain, digestive issues, mood swings and mental fog. At that time her main concern was the heart palpitations with shortness of breath she was dealing with.
She had echo-cardiograms, EKG's, blood work and exams done in the past for these heart palpitations/arrhythmia's, but everything would come back normal. She was told that stress was a major contributing factor. However, she was unable to get the help and answers as to the cause of her problem. At that point she just thought she would have to deal with them for the rest of her life.
Until, she met a professor that was practicing Upper Cervical Chiropractic outside of school. Dr. Miranda was already getting regular Chiropractic care so she didn't think this would make that big of a difference, but it couldn't hurt to try.
After her first upper cervical adjustment she felt a release. More mental clarity and less fog automatically. Then as soon as she got in her car she started sobbing uncontrollably. She could not understand why, but felt an emotional release at the same time. She felt like the clouds cleared up in her head, so to speak. Then the heart palpitations started to be less frequent. She continued getting checked and adjusted regularly and within 6 months the irregular heart palpitations with shortness of breath completely went away. In addition to that she noticed her menstrual cramps were less painful each month, had less pain overall and no more headaches.
This treatment of removing Spinal Subluxations (misalignment's) changed her life and improved her health. Since then she has dedicated her life and practice to healing families though this type of revolutionary health care."
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Chiropractors use non-invasive methods to help patients who are suffering from nervous and musculoskeletal ailments. Chiropractors provide relief to patients suffering from nervous system issues and musculoskeletal ailments like chronic back pain, headaches, joint pain, sciatica, as well as fibromyalgia, numbness, tingling and more. While other medical professionals might conduct surgery or prescribe pharmaceuticals to remedy physical conditions, Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques such as hands-on adjustments or instrument adjustments to help regulate the nervous system in order to heal body pain, conditions and inflammation.
Just as other healthcare professionals, Chiropractors must undergo specific medical training and become licensed by the state. Chiropractors are highly-trained medical professionals who must possess an undergraduate degree first, then undergo four years of specialized training to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree, pass a number of national exams and earn state licensure.
The first step to becoming a chiropractor is to obtain a Bachelor’s degree to be eligible for Chiropractic school. Examples of undergraduate degrees most commonly held by chiropractors include exercise science, human biology and health sciences.
The second step to becoming a Chiropractor, after completing the undergraduate degree requirements, is to apply for a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program. Chiropractors typically expect to obtain their degree after four years of dedicated study with a mix of clinical and classroom experiences. Some topics covered over the four years in chiropractic school include anatomy, microbiology, spinal anatomy, radiology, functional kinesiology, principles, neuroanatomy, pathology, and philosophy of Chiropractic care. Chiropractic school also includes a series of exams offered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE), which all chiropractors must pass to become licensed. These exams are broken down into four separate tests, taken at different times of their journey to becoming a Chiropractor.
Part one of the exam covers six basic science area domains, including spinal anatomy and microbiology.
Part two will cover more in-depth clinical science topics like diagnostic imaging and principles of Chiropractic.
Part three consists of clinical-based content such as diagnostic imaging, Chiropractic techniques, and case management.
Lastly, part four is typically taken after Chiropractors obtain their degree. It involves Chiropractic technique and case management. This is the most hands-on portion of the exam as they move to different “stations” to complete varying tasks and assessments that an examiner evaluates.
The third step to becoming a Chiropractor is getting a license. After passing all four parts of the NBCE exams and graduating from Chiropractic school, they are ready to apply for a license to practice as a Chiropractor in their state.
Every state has its own unique requirements for a license. Many states will have additional requirements or documents for the application process, like passing a background test, providing proof of malpractice insurance, or listing personal references, Some states like Florida, Missouri, Oregon, and Oklahoma have their state exam administered by the NBCE.
As in other medical professions, they need to renew their license per state guidelines, which will likely include earning 40 hours of continuing education units (CEU) every 2 years.
The fourth step to becoming a Chiropractor is to consider a specialization. In addition to providing the services that they studied in chiropractic school, Chiropractors may also consider becoming qualified to provide specialized services like Acupuncture, nutritional counseling, pediatrics, neurology and or upper cervical Chiropractic. Most specialty certifications require you to attend a postgraduate program approved by the certifying organizations and pass an exam.
The last step for becoming a Chiropractor is to gain work experience. Like other medical and health care professionals, Chiropractors can join an existing practice with other Chiropractors or start their own practice.
To become a Chiropractor, you’ll need skills like good communication, dexterity, and problem-solving abilities.
Chiropractors work with their hands and are on their feet most of the day. They must also work with many different types of patients with different needs. Figuring out how to help each person and communicate plans for each one is critical. There should be a level of empathy and compassion when working with patients. Patience is another skill that serves a Chiropractor well.
Aside from these human skills, you will also need to be proficient in technical skills like using your hands to palpate the spine and joints, taking vital signs, interpreting X-rays and other diagnostic tests, as well as diagnosing and caring for physical ailments.
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